Kothimbir Vadi is basically fritters made up of Coriander leaves using besan(chickpea flour).You can basically call them as Coriander-Chickpea flour Squares.The preparation process of these fritters is quite different from the usual fritters like pakora etc.A batter is prepared using besan with lots of coriander leaves and few other spices and then it is steamed like dhokla, once it is cooled you can cut it into various shapes and deep fry or shallow fry the fritters. Also Read : How to Make Vegetarian Spring Rolls
We just love all the typical maharastrian snacks – vada pav, sabudana vada, kothimbir vadi, misal pav, thalipeeth, bhajiya etc and we often to go to Prakash, a famous Maharasthrian eatery in Dadar to indulge into all these snacks.In Mumbai I tasted two versions of Kothimbir vadi – the ones which we get in shops and restaurants are yellow in color and are usually cut into cubes or big squares and are deep fried,I feel this version uses less coriander where as the version typically prepared in Maharasthrian households is bit different – they use lots of coriander and it is mixed with besan to form a dough kind(not batter) and is made into long thick cylindrical shaped mass which is further steamed and cut into thin roundels and shallow fried. I personally like the version what we get in shops and restaurants, its crispy outside and very soft inside which makes this snack more tasty. Though the ingredients are same the taste,texture and color of both the versions are different and tastes good in its own way. Today I am posting a version which is a cross in between both the versions and it tastes good too.
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